Friday, March 27, 2015
For those with only a casual interest in the American Revolution, Brandywine may not pack the same historical punch as, say, Saratoga or Yorktown. Michael Harris says there’s a very good reason.
Friday, March 27, 2015
For local historians and anyone looking into family genealogy, Robert Pascucci is a bit of a rock star.
Monday, March 23, 2015
With the passing of Anthony Farina, so ends a 90-year life well lived, an era, and a chance for him to tell his story in full.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
The block of Jay Street between Liberty and Franklin streets may never look the same again, but we do have photographs to help our memories, and we do have Don Klose’s model railroad layout in the basement of his Schenectady home.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Don Riley had marched in snow and sleet. So rain was barely a bother. Rain showed up on Saturday, March 11, 2000, as Riley and hundreds of others marched in Albany’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Monday, March 9, 2015
The stars generally come out at night in the Capital Region. Once in a while, they come out during the day. Three stars who dropped by to promote movies in the '50s were Lee Meriwether, Gene Autry and Cleo Moore.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Robert Jones, a professor of foreign language and English at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, has been appointed the new town historian for Princetown in western Schenectady County.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Sights and sites in Schenectady County during the 1960s included full-service gas stations and laundry businesses. Dom Gallo opened a new flower shop on Broadway, and salesmen moved real estate and automobiles at Girard Realty and Schenectady Plymouth, both on State Street.
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Central Park used to be the hottest place in Schenectady during the coldest time of the year. The park’s giant pond attracted hundreds of ice skaters. Hills around the park became private property for boys and girls with Flexible Flyers.
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
It’s a grab bag of photos from the 1940s in today’s Capital Region Scrapbook. We’ve got Boy Scouts lining up for a candlelight ceremony. And Schenectady firefighters and members of the Schenectady County chamber of Commerce lining up for a group shot. The best story — the speed duel of 1947.
Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
Young Roman Catholics and their families attended a confirmation service at St. John the Evangelist Church in Schenectady on Tuesday, April 29, 1947. More than 250 would meet the Most Rev. William Scully, coadjutor of the Albany Catholic Diocese, as they went through the confirmation ceremony
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
The words “bus stop” received new meaning in Schenectady on Wednesday, April 23, 1947. Schenectady bus drivers left their jobs — and their steel coaches — during the early evening hours.
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers.
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Time for a breath of summer during the chill of winter — and a clambake with Ed and Dan Kelly.
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
One hundred years after the Armenian genocide, stories about the massacre still cut to the bone. The Rev. Stepanos Doudoukjian, pastor of St. Peter’s Armenian Church in Watervliet, has heard them all his life, from family members and his congregation.